Aisha Stoby is a curator and researcher whose work centres around modern and contemporary art.

Her curatorial projects include Nuh Al Ethihad (Spirit of the Union), New York Public Library (2014); City Senses, Open Space Istanbul and Blackall Studios, London (2014); Fragments, Royal College of Art Pavilion, London (2014); Oman et La Mer, National Maritime Museum, Paris (2013–2014); Salon Oman Nour, Leighton House Museum, London (2013); and Bodies without Organs and Bodies in Motion, Hackney Picturehouse, London (2013).

Among her publications are the catalogue for Becoming Landscape (Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, 2017) and But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Underground, 1988–2008 (New York University Abu Dhabi, 2017).

She recently served as a tutor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and has worked independently, and with Oman's Ministry of Culture, as a curator specialising in modern art from the Middle East.

Stoby has received multiple grants and awards, including a fellowship for Middle East curators from the Goethe-Institut, in association with documenta 14 (2017); a grant for the International Curator Course from the Gwangju Biennale (2014); and the NEON Curatorial Award from the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and NEON, Athens (2014).

She earned a bachelor’s degree and PhD from the University of London, History of Art Department, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (2011 and 2019, respectively) and a master’s degree in curating contemporary art from the Royal College of Art, London (2013).

Born in 1988 in New York, she currently lives and works between London and Oman.

SAF participation:
March Meeting 2020

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